Crawling out of Buffalo NY, Red Heat is a post-punk basement threesome that makes you feel dirty. Self-described as ‘doomy funk punk’ the band has a handful of demos and a full length. The full length ‘Animals’ oozed into existence last February through Steak and Cake Records.
They have a lot in their arsenal. Jarring feedback and shrieking vocals. Hyper distorted, disjointed, post-punk. Nick Randall’s guitar riffs are magical and Funky and magical guitar riffs. The lyrics have a political bend and a questioning tone. Nick Randall’s guitar riffs are funky and magical. Brandon Schlia’s vocals give every song a sense of urgency. All encompassed by cudgel like beat downs from Jordan Jone’s drums.
The lyrics have a political bend and a questioning tone. The lyrics have a political bend and a questioning tone. They gave this album the right name. This album at its core is animalistic. It is groovy, fuzzy, and powerful. Its panicked and raw. An existential crisis conveyed by the music. An Albert Camus wet dream brought to you in an untreated funky fashion.
Animals would make the perfect soundtrack to a Russian Alcho-Cinema post-modern flick. The tunes are devilish, doom-filled, and addictive. Even the name ‘Red Heat’ sounds more like a Russian military project. The band does not wallow in nihilism. It takes it on with jumper cables and a car battery.
Song to listen to: Aliens 2